Houghton Mifflin & Co
9.5" x 7.5"
Illustrated with thirty-two color plates of flies, engravings of natural insects & 8 photos. viii, [ii], 521 pp. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. The classic work of late nineteenth century American fly fishing. An interesting and attractive book, "an important work on the flies in use during the latter past of the nineteenth century . exquisite colored plates ." (Wetzel), which went into several editions. It was written (and compiled from her father's correspondence) by the daughter of Charles F. Orvis, famed American tackle-maker and author of "Fishing With the Fly" (1883). Goodspeed notes that while Mrs. Marbury was "not herself a fisher-woman", she was an expert at making flies, which she tied without the aid of a vise. Much of the book consists of the replies her father received from anglers to whom he had posed questions concerning the sport.